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Looking for Sadie the Scottish Terrier champ?

You’ve come to the right place. You’ll find Scottie News‘ archive of Sadie stories by clicking on the Sadie label directly below. We’ve got Sadie with her Chihuahua consort, receiving a trophy from the Dog Whisperer, at home in her mansion and much, much more. We’re the authoritative source for information on Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot.

Congratulations, Sadie and Gabriel.

Sadie the Scottie champ meets the dog whisperer

Talk about two cuties. Unfortunately, these photos are pretty low resolution so we don’t get to really ogle either the Scottish Terrier or Cesar Millan close up. The shots were taken two weeks ago when Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot (Sadie) won best in show at the Bexar County Kennel Club competition in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s more about Sadie, a real top dog.

Update: Okay, I just reread this post and realized that everyone else in the photo will probably read this and think, “Hey what am I chopped liver?” No, folks, absolutely not, you’re just with the Brangelina of the dog world. Please, don’t take it badly.

Did the Dog Whisperer treat a Scottish Terrier?

A reader writes:

My neighbor told me that the Dog Whisperer show yesterday, June 4, here in the states featured a Scottie. If you can find the episode will you please post the link – the content of the show was about aggression to other dogs which is what I am dealing with in my 3 yr old male Scottie that I raised since he was a puppy and am now feeling like I didn’t do a very good job – need help!

Have no fear, Scottie News is on the case. We have a contact at the National Geographic channel. Stay tuned.

Update: Our contact, Minjae Ormes, wrote:

Thank you so much for your email. I know that there was an old episode that originally aired in Season 3 that involves a Kerry Blue Terrier, and as Connie mentions, it encored on Thursday, June 4. The title of the episode is Bodhi, Maggie & Molly, and Bojo, and Bodhi is the terrier. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s video excerpt featuring Bodhi on our website, but there are a couple of photos. This episode is currently scheduled to air again on Tuesday, July 28 at 2pm ET/PT.

Scottie News can see how a civilian might confuse a Kerry Blue with a Scottish Terrier. Guess we’ll just have to wait for Cesar Millan to work his magic on a Scottie.

Can we talk about Chihuahuas?

You may have heard about a little movie called Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which was released today to mixed reviews.

So far we have not sent a reviewer and we probably won’t. Basically, the publisher of the Scottie News is not very fond of Chihuahuas, the main reason being that she has never met a member of this breed who was actually housebroken.

Yes, yes, we admit it, the evidence is anecdotal but it is, nevertheless, strong. Back in high school, the publisher’s best friend’s mother, had a horrible little Chihuahua named Miss Ming, who never went outside and peed all over the house. Sure, cause-effect, chicken-egg, we know it was a complicated situation, and that’s why, despite not having a predisposition to the breed, we never suspected that all Chihuahuas were un-housetrainable.

Those suspicions were raised later when a local pet store hosted a regular Saturday morning Chihuahua club meeting. Every week, the place was one giant piddle puddle with all the owners in denial and refusing to pick up the mop.

What’s more, last spring a Chihuahua owner at the local dog park recounted how her pet had to go out every 30 minutes during winter, as the rest of us larger dog owners stood with our mouths agape. Apparently, the tiny guy used the balcony but, in such a situation, we would definitely have settled for a piddle pad next to the cat litter in the bathroom.

But enough about the bad stuff, including the Chihuahua’s rodent resemblance, we recognize that this breed does, despite everything, have its fans so it must have something going for it. We have on occasion run across some robust larger specimens at the park, who seem like real dogs as opposed to purse pets. One was described to us in French as being a Chihuahua Levrier, which translates as a Chihuahua Greyhound. His owner maintained he was not a designer dog breed but rather a specific strain of Chihuahua, however, we can find nothing to back that up.

In any case, he was a large, good looking (relatively speaking) intact male who was fed an organic diet, got plenty of exercise and had a winter wardrobe that attracted much attention. I certainly got the feeling that he did not pee in the house.

Another point in the Chihuahua’s favour is the fact that Cesar Milan likes them although that could be a Mexican solidarity thing, not to mention that the Dog Whisperer is, of course, also known for his fondness for difficult breeds including the pitbull. Maybe he just likes the challenge.

And finally, no chihuahua post at the Scottie News would be complete without a reference to a Chihuahua Terrier cross. So here’s Pepper, our favourite Taco Terrier.